Located in the historic centre of Arequipa, in a UNESCO protected site, this former monastery dates back to the year 1540 when the city was founded. Reviving the soul of a forgone Parador and inspired by the dedicated way monks would receive travellers, CIRQA pays homage to its heritage by carrying on Arequipenean warm traditions.
The majority of our staff come from the region of Arequipa, which creates job opportunities in the White City for all fields and specialties of work. The team at CIRQA is a family and they consider the Parador a home. They work on a private space, with a good working atmosphere, and great opportunities for professional growth. Many of our team have been able to share their skills and acquire new knowledge cross-training at our sister property Titilaka, another Relais & Châteaux property, and by being part of the Andean Experience family.